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Introduction of a Wikipedia article. Complete article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nostradamus
Michel de Nostredame, usually Latinised to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reput seer who pu collections of prophe that have since become fa worldwide. He is be known for his book Les Propheties ( "The Prophecies "), the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of pri since his death, Nostradamus has attracted a following that, along with the popular press, credits him with predic many major world events. The prophecies have in so cases been assimilated to the res of applyi the alleged Bible code, as well as to other purported pro works. Mo academic sourc maintain that the associations made between wor eve and Nostradamus's quatrains are larg the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations (sometimes deliberate) or else are so tenuous as to render them useless as evidence of any gen predictive power. Moreover, none of the sources li offers any evidence that anyone has ev interpreted any of Nostradamus's quatrains specifically enough to allow a clear identific of any event in advance.